* I re-wrote this and added a video at the end, I was angry before, I think this better represents my feelings now*
California - The California Supreme Court's ruling in favor of Equality in Marriage is overturned by the religious, the less educated, and the right-wing.
As the exit polls are showing:
The Less educated-
People with only a high school, or some college education voted to ban same-sex marriage.
The More Educated-
Those with a college degree or postgraduate degree voted with the California State Supreme Court to keep same-sex marriage equality.
Those who declared themselves to be followers of a religion voted overwhelmingly in favor of the ban.
Those who declared no religious affiliation voted 91% in favor of equality.
Those who attended church weekly voted 82% in favor of banning equal marriage rights.
Those who never attend church voted 85% in favor of equality.
White Evangelicals and "Born Again" voted 80% in favor of a ban.
People in Urban areas voted against the ban.
Those in Rural areas voted for the ban.
McCain supporters voted 82% in favor of the ban. John McCain favored state by state bans, as he even appeared in a state advertisement before.
Obama supporters voted 68% against the ban.
Arizona and Florida voted the same way with very similar exit poll results.
So if you haven't gathered it yet: The less educated, the religious, and the right-wing have decided that I am not an equal person - deserving of equal rights (marriage comes with about 1,200 rights depending on the state you live in)- RIGHTS that are supposed to be guaranteed under the United States Constitution as confirmed by the California Supreme Court.
Did you know that you can get married by walking into City Hall and signing papers, nothing religious required? It's 100% true.
Did you know that the government cannot make a law based on a religous view unless it serves a substantial government interest? This is also 100% true!
Anyone who understands constitutional law... (like say... The CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT)... knows that this ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional.
I challenge anyone to provide a legitimate reason as to why the government would ban same-sex marriages. Legally speaking it cannot be based on a religious reason.
Hint: There isn't one!
If anyone ever wondered why I dislike religion and ignorance of the law THIS is just one of the many reasons.
In California the less educated, closed-minded religious people (note that I didn't say all religious people are closed-minded) who live sectioned off and away from the vast majority of (open) homosexuals and the diverse people in the cities... for some reason... think that they are allowed to judge, run, and ruin people's lives.
Thousands of same-sex couples are now suddenly no longer legally recognized as equals in California.
Those who voted for Proposition 8 were religious, less educated, and living in their made-up dream world where homosexuals aren't people, but sinners. They worship a god whose existence they cannot even prove.
If these people cannot even tolerate, much less accept me, why should I tolerate them? Why can't they just leave homosexuals alone?
At first I felt defeated today. I will admit that I even cried. But I'm not going to give up. And maybe because I refuse to give up, someday, I will be treated as an equal human being in the eyes of the law.
I do not need your acceptance, I just want the equality guaranteed to me under the United States Constitution.